The collection continues to scrape the barrel of Starfleet vessels yet has plundered another intriguing ship. Let’s get the obvious out of the way – this is half Voyager and half Maquis Fighter, but on the wrong scale. Voyager’s elongated saucer section is attached to the top of the fighter, but its wing tip weapons […]Read more "USS Yeager"
This blocky little ship fits into two categories – firstly that of ‘freighter’, a few of which we’ve seen in the collection and are generally ugly (Bajoran Freighter, Baxial, ECS Fortunate and ECS Horizon). Secondly it is a model that has been re-purposed many times in Star Trek for various ships (Again the Bajoran Freighter and the Smuggler’s Ship). The […]Read more "SS Xhosa"
You may think the USS Bozeman is a heavily armoured Miranda class festooned with an array of huge guns. I did, and I was wrong – on two counts. Firstly the powerful looking weaponry is in fact a selection of sensors. In fact a similar thing happened to the USS Saratoga. Secondly this is not […]Read more "USS Bozeman NCC-1941"
The Kelvin-verse differs significantly in many aspects from the original timeline, not just in story but in design too. Yet the new movies make the occasional attempt to parallel certain classic situations. For example Into Darkness re-uses the scene from Wrath of Khan where Spock enters the radiated reactor chamber but reverses the roles so […]Read more "USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Star Trek Beyond"
The Hirogen ships have a bulbous, antique design. The curvy main hull is golden and adorned with a wide variety of components. The engine exhaust is rather retro style protuberance at the rear of the ship and the faceted nacelles are barely visible behind large pieces of cowling. This victorian-esque design may a reference to […]Read more "Hirogen Holoship"
This is another briefly encountered wreck from the Battle of Wolf 459, adding to the several that have already appeared in the collection so far (note sometimes the article is the class not the ship’s name and merely matches the title Eaglemoss has chosen for each model): Challenger Class (USS Buran 4/5) Springfield Class (USS Chekov […]Read more "Freedom Class"
The Ferengi are one of my favourite races in Star Trek. In TNG, Voyager and Enterprise they are represented as seemingly incompetent and mercenary but in DS9 their culture is explored in far more detail showing us a rather more believable society. In Enterprise they appeared only once in ‘Acquisition’ in what must be a […]Read more "22nd Century Ferengi Starship"